You would have to have a good level of trust built up with them. That would be the ideal way to go.mdshunk said:In much the same way that I don't like a homeowner micromanaging my work, I don't micromanage my people either.
Don't take this the wrong way, but I think you might know that I mean. An electrician (such as I deal with) is a different mentality of person than, say, an ironworker or brickmason. That works to my benefit. If I were involved in a different trade, then I might have a different outlook.Humble Abode said:You would have to have a good level of trust built up with them. That would be the ideal way to go.
I understand where you're coming from. When I used to superintend for an insurance restoration contractor, he and I would go round and round on this subject. He wanted me to make sure the guys were in the shop by 7, and on the road by 7:15. He'd show up around 7:30 himself, and get upset to see guys still in the shop. He tried to get me to install a timeclock, but I refused.mdshunk said:In much the same way that I don't like a homeowner micromanaging my work, I don't micromanage my people either. If a guy is a little late here and there, it doesn't really affect me either way. The same guys that are occasionally running a little late are often in early too. It balances out. I do understand that without time recordkeeping such as this device would provide, it would be a little tougher to fire a guy for chronic lateness and have a leg to stand on at the unemployment compensation hearing.
I've a had a few supervisor jobs in my short life...mdshunk said:Sorry you feel that way.